Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2022. 2:44 pm CST.
Photo Credit: William George Ysaguirre
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Central Division Champions St Catherine Academy (SCA) on Saturday won their 13th consecutive National Secondary Schools Volleyball Championship at the University of Belize Gymnasium in Belmopan.
The Belize City side defeated Northern Regional Champions Orange Walk Technical High School (OWTH) in the final 3-0 (25-10, 25-5, 25-13). Nisaan Martinez was named Most Valuable Player of the national tournament which was played on Friday and Saturday.
“National Volleyball Champions 13 consecutive years!” said SCA on social media.
“Our team brought it home! It looked easy but it was countless hours of practice, practice, and more practice. Kudos to our team, our coaches, our supportive parents, our cheerleaders, and our teachers and student fans! The energy was amazing!”
“OWTHS is proud of our girls,” said Orange Walk Technical.
“They played their hearts out. Join us in congratulating them on a job very well done. Ahniyah Cocom, Jinae Riverol, and Rebekah Pettingale we thank you for playing with us.”
The Southern Regional Champions Toledo Community College from Punta Gorda took third place by getting past Western Division Champions Sacred Heart College of San Ignacio-Santa Elena 3-1 (25-17, 25-19, 18-25, 25-14).
In the semifinals on Friday, SCA beat TCC 3-0 (25-9, 25-15, 25-16) while OWTH defeated Sacred Heart 3-1 (25-18, 25-22, 22-25, 25-18).
The National Volleyball Championship is organized annually by the National Secondary Schools Sports Association (NSSSA).
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